Youth Support Coordinator - Teenage Cancer Trust

London (Central), London (Greater)
£26,554 - £34,495 per annum inclusive
11 May 2018
22 May 2018

Youth Support Coordinator - Teenage Cancer Trust

2 posts BAND 5:

  • 37.5 hours 1.0WTE substantive
  • 22.5 0.6WTE Fixed Term Maternity cover for 12 months

Funded by Teenage Cancer Trust

Teenage and young adult cancer services /Play and youth Services team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at UCLH for 2 Teenage Cancer Trust Youth Support Coordinators to join a highly respected play and youth services team. To be successful in this role, you will have a relevant qualification in youth work, play specialist, teaching or relevant health or social care qualification and you will have extensive experience of working with young people

Do you want to join a large London Trust where you will work with a range of health care professionals?  Are you someone who thrives on making a difference to a young person’s hospital experience and wants to develop your career with 13-24 age group? If yes then come and join us!

We are looking for an exceptional individual who must enjoy working with TYA, be emotionally resilient to and have compassion, sensitivity and a sense of humour. To work within the busy young people and young adult’s cancer service based at the Macmillan cancer centre. Supporting patients attending for clinic and treatment, you will be vital in reducing the anxiety surrounding hospital treatment and procedures. You will be proactive in creating and maintaining an age appropriate environment throughout the young people’s area and facilitate group activities and individual therapeutic sessions with patients.

You will need to have experience of working with young people in a healthcare setting and be able to deal sensitively with families under stress. You will need to be able to engage easily with young people and be able to work effectively with your MDT colleagues to enhance the young person’s hospital experience. You will work as part of a supportive team where play and recreation is valued and respected as an integrated part of young people’s treatment and your contribution to the patient’s pathway will be highly respected.

The post holder will be responsible for providing both individually tailored and group support both on and off the unit. Working in partnership with other YSC colleagues they will both lead and contribute to a wide range of appropriate recreational activities, to enable and encourage patients to socialise and remain active as young people throughout the cancer trajectory, living with and beyond cancer.

The post holder will need to be able to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the service including some evening and weekend working.

A diploma or equivalent in relevant subject such as youth work, psychology, social sciences or play specialism. 

Closing date: 22nd May 2018

Interview date: 5th June 2018

Please note Fixed Term Maternity cover for 12 months contract is for the purpose of covering maternity leave and therefore the end date is subject to change in line with this.


We offer our permanent staff an interest free season ticket loan for travel, a subsidised social club including gym, free independent and confidential support for all staff, large retail discounts, cycle to work scheme and on-site accommodation to name a few… for more information on our staff benefits please see attached poster.

We recognise, reward and thank colleagues by nominating them for our annual Celebrating Excellence Awards, which are funded by UCLH Charity.

We are also members of which offers discounts on high street retail stores, offers on travel deals, and also to take advantage of cash back schemes.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Please note that all correspondence regarding your application will be via email. The emails will be sent to you via and not via NHS Jobs, we encourage you to check your inbox regularly.

Please note that if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date of the advert to assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

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